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Old 09-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
But as Redpoint points out, what if a company just wanted to make medium duty trucks targeted at say a 15,000 pound tow rating and a 3000 pound payload with 4wd and aggressive off road ability. No way they are going to be able to meet those cafe requirements. That company will have to be absorbed by a big corporation or build something else they don't want to. The big makers would be allowed to because they can average the heavy duty off road versions to their plumber 2wd v6 contractor specials.
Such a niche company would likely choose to just pay the $56 per mpg fine

Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
Kenworth and Hino don't count as they are outside the laws as they already got a carve out....
There is no carve out for medium and heavy duty truck. They arenít part of CAFE as they have their own emission and fuel economy standards. Phase 1 covered 2011 to 2020 and Phase II is 2021- 2027. Phase 2 requires a 25% reduction in fuel consumption. .
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